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Event Assistants

Listed by Cancer Research UK


Application deadline: Mon 31 Jan 2022 23:59
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£9.50 per hour


2.00 - 35.00 per week

Job Duration

End of April- October 2022


Do you have a passion for events and the ambition to make a difference 


The Events Assistant role is a fantastic opportunity to gain world class, hands-on experience working on some of the country’s leading charity events. After a year where vital cancer trials have been delayed, fundraising is more important than ever. In the fight against cancer, every moment counts and with our scheme you’ll play an integral role in the successful delivery of some of the largest events in the UK such as Shine, Pretty Muddy and our hugely successful flagship series Race for Life 3k, 5k and 10k. 


Please see the following link for a full candidate pack  here


We are looking for self-motivated individuals to... 

  • Support our events team to develop and deliver inspiring events 

  • Take responsibility for key areas of the event delivery including; in course, start, finish, stage and volunteer management. 

  • Manage some operational responsibilities including setting up and dismantling the course and site equipment 

  • Here at Cancer Research UK, we aim to save more lives by preventing, controlling and curing cancer. We’re game changers. 


Join us and help pioneer more tomorrows through your.... 

  • Passion for events 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport with a range of people and the confidence to manage large groups of volunteers 

  • Proactive attitude, responding positively to new opportunities and challenges, with the confidence to make quick decisions 

  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills with the ability to multitask 

  • Strong team work skills, with the ability to work on your own initiative 


Our aim of curing all cancers leads us to be increasingly ambitious, which is reflected in our fast paced and diverse environment. This means that you will be self-motivated and committed with an ability to think logically as well as creatively. 


In this exciting and challenging role, you’ll work with our events teams to develop and deliver an inspiring event series, designed to engage supporters and maximise income for our pioneering research. You will gain experience in many aspects of event management and in managing time-pressured projects, building confidence, communication and relationship management skills. Many of our former Events Assistants have gone on to secure permanent Event Management positions. 


Join us and work within the highest performing Events Team in the UK. Apply Today!  


Closing date -  Monday 31st January 2022 


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